"I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die," @AOC tells supporters tonight on InstagramLive.

"I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive."
She says she's not even sure how much she can say publicly about what happened on Wednesday.
"And it is not an exaggeration to say that many, many members of the House were nearly assassinated," @AOC continues.
"There was a sense there was something wrong from the inside," @AOC says.

She says there were acts of "betrayal" - and says she wasn't sure when seeing officers if they were there to help or hurt.
"I didn't even feel safe around other members of Congress," @AOC says.

She says she feared they would give away her location so she could be hurt or kidnapped.
She says it's "too late" for Trump officials to quit after Wednesday.

"Those five people's blood is on your hand."
"I don't want to hear or see the Republican Party talk about blues lives ever again," @Aoc says.
She's on a roll ...
"They can't even win with the deck stacked in their favor," @AOC says of the Republican Party.
"Why don't you go join them if you are so sympathetic to them," @AOC tells Republicans of rioters who brought the Confederate flag into the U.S. Capitol.
She says that both Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley "don't belong in the United States Senate."

"Let me give you a sneak peek, you will never be president."

"And you should resign."
"If they cared, if they care they would have protected their colleagues instead of tweeting out their locations for the mob to find them," @AOC says.
She also calls for the resignation of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his No. 2 Steve Scalise.

And anyone who sided with the Confederates.
"Maybe you should vote to impeach him because he's an active threat to every single American," says @AOC on tomorrow's impeachment vote.

"Maybe you should just do it because it's the right thing to do."

"Instead of what you can build a freaking email list off of."
"I was with him. I saw it happen," @AOC says about being 18 and seeing her father pass away.

She says she's trying not to bury herself in work, so she actually processes this trauma, as opposed to burying it away.
"I don't think any of this makes any person broken," @AOC reassures supporters on InstaLive.

"I don't think anyone makes it through life unscathed."

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